HARMONIC BALANCER

2001 Pontiac Aztek

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kayp

February, 24, 2010 AT 9:30 PM

Engine Performance problem
2001 Pontiac Aztek 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 80000 miles

I took my Aztek to a mechanic because it squeals very loudly most every day under the hood. My husband told me it was a belt that was wet, but it has been doing this for over a year. I was told that the harmonic balancer on my Aztek is on the verge of needing replaced, the belt is wearing on one side because the balancer is broken or breaking.
If it is not fixed, what damage can be done and can you give me an idea of how long it will last if not fixed. I am wanting to know if this is something that I need to fix ASAP or can I wait or is this an unknown? Can you give me an estimate of the cost for this.
Thanks

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